The Film Developing Cookbook

The Film Developing Cookbook

by Steve Anchell, Bill Troop
     
 

ISBN-10: 0240802772

ISBN-13: 9780240802770

Pub. Date: 12/21/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The Film Developing Cookbook is an up-to-date manual for photographic film development techniques. This book concentrates on films, their characteristics, and the developers each requires for maximum control of the resulting image.

The Film Developing Cookbook specifically addresses the difficult subject of T-grain film development. It includes rarely found

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Overview

The Film Developing Cookbook is an up-to-date manual for photographic film development techniques. This book concentrates on films, their characteristics, and the developers each requires for maximum control of the resulting image.

The Film Developing Cookbook specifically addresses the difficult subject of T-grain film development. It includes rarely found information on film development and the nature of film developers. This book will help photographers acquire a working knowledge of photographic chemistry that is relevant to black and white film developing and serve as a reference and refresher for photographers at all stages of their skill.

This companion to The Darkroom Cookbook will help photographers become familiar with different developer formulas for achieving a wide range of pictorial effects, and teach them how to mix and use photographic solutions from scratch-even to create new ones. Many of the developing formulas and archival fixing solutions contained in The Film Developing Cookbook have never before been presented. The authors take bold and controversial stances on many widely accepted film developing dogmas. They tackle many of the widely accepted "myths" of film development. They reject the trend toward 'scientific evaluation' of films and developers in favor of the photographer developing a personal aesthetic without relying exclusively on densitometry or H&D curves.

Topics covered in this manual include:

· Films
· Developer ingredients
· Types of developers
· Formulas
· Speed increasing
· Mixing and storing stock solutions
· Stop baths, fixers, and washing
· Safety
· Chemical and equipment suppliers
· Recommended development time for hundreds of films and developers

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780240802770
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/21/1998
Series:
Darkroom Cookbook Series
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
629,940
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.38(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Developer Categories; Films; Developer Ingredients; Developer Procedures; Solvent Developers; Non-solvent Developers; Super-fine Grain Developers; Tanning Developers; Special Developers: Two-bath, High Contrast; Ascorbic Acid; Increasing Film Speed; Document Films; After Development Processes: Stop Baths, Fixers, Washing; Appendix 1: Reference Formulas; Appendix 2: Mixing and Storing Stock Solutions; Appendix 3: Safety; Chemical and Equipment Suppliers; Table of Abbreviations; Table of Equivalents; Bibliography; Index; Chart 1: Ilford Temperature Conversion Chart; Chart 2: Recommended Developing Times for Films and Developers

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